Detroit Clinical Research Center (DCRC) is a health research institution that supports clinical research studies across all hospitals and medical facilities in South, Mid and East Michigan.
DCRC also collaborates with other health institutions in Michigan, North America and Internationally to support leading health care research projects.
A clinical research study is conducted by qualified doctors to evaluate a new investigational treatment for a certain illness. Before any investigational treatment is given to subjects in a clinical research study, it is researched in a laboratory. Clinical research studies provide a way to test experimental treatments. Every widespread treatment today has been proven safe and effective in a clinical trial.
DCRC adheres to the highest standards of quality and ethical conduct with the safety of patients and volunteers as a top priority. DCRC follows centralized and streamlined processes to conduct studies in efficient ways that reduce costs and save time and resources.
The principal investigator is responsible for personally conducting or supervising the conduct of human-subjects research and for protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of the subjects enrolled in the research. The PI must ensure that all human-subjects research is conducted in an ethical manner and in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, institutional policies, and requirements.